I have a decent bike, but it takes up a lot of space in my small NYC apartment (Brooklyn specifically), even getting it out of my narrow door is annoying.
Also too, I can't bike to work in the middle of winter or summer comfortably. Buses and trains can get packed easily, so I think this cool scooter is the way to go, (though I know I'll have to wait till May to get this one specifically).
>not enough room for a bike. Fuck, do you live in a closet? If you have room on your wall, you could hang it there. If you're making the lack of space story up to justify yourself to "hardcore" bike dudes, then just get a used motor cycle.
So, my region may finally get a large, comprehensive public transportation system, provided some millage gets passed. But I'm wondering, are rapid transit bus lines bad? The plan is pretty much a plethora of bus lines, with one commuter rail line and a tiny streetcar line that they're not even building, just buying after it's no longer operating privately. I've heard some negative things about BRT, which they're building three lines for, and that they tend to become worse over time and just destroy any opportunity for rail. Does anybody live in a city... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1018378 No matter what mode of transit, the only thing that matters for daily transit riders is frequency and reliability of service. And no matter where in the world, bus transit is the integral part of all small-mid-sized cities. In Europe, cities large and small install bus-only lanes, signal priority, and subway-style fare collection to existing routes. Whereas in America this is called BRT, and politicians think it must be specially branded to differentiate it from the lowly bus, in Europe. it's called "the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1018384 >So it's entirely a matter of perspective whether you think this plan is a cop-out or an entirely necessary upgrade to facilitate the mobility needs of some of the most transit-dependent people in the country.
I mean, either way I like that there's going to be higher access to transportation. I'm in an area where taking public transportation for my commute would make it five times longer. I'm just curious whether it actually has any bad implications for longer-term... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1018386 Every metro area ever that developed rapid transit first developed a base of high ridership through frequent surface networks. Buses just happened to match the efficiency and surpass the scalability of the streetcar in the late 20th century. The eventual replacement of Woodward/Gratiot/Michigan BRT with rail should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, based on whether ridership has actually built up to the point where running bigger LRT cars would save on operating cost.
>>1016488 >What am I in for? Depends on your fitness/strength/skill level. For me, I can handle most hills easily on a single speed. My college campus has some steep ones so I still bring my mountain bike more often than not. Around the rest of town, I do fine on the cruiser.
>>1016488 >Are brands as important or can I get the cheapest one I can get with no consequence other than replacing brakes, tyres and seat
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I recently built my first wheel (rear) it took me a lot of trial and error but I got it nice and true now. There is one problem though the wheel is sligtly off center like maybe 1cm (out of dish) to the left will it affect the stability or handling in any way?
>Live in Toronto >'OMG we're a world class city guys!!!!' >Shit public transit because of no funding >City hires consultants for ways to fix transit system >Some retard suburban hick starts a campaign against public transit 'becoz muh taxes! >New mayor is a spineless cuck >Spent $3.2 million on a subway extension instead of LRT system
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>want to listen to music/podcast while commuting >don't want to put earbuds in ear due to danger with the roads and cars >considering getting saddle bag to strap on frame in front of handlebars and playing podcast/music on phone through its speaker
>>1023113 >thinking it's ok to blast your fucking soundtrack in public so everyone has to hear it Protip: your life is not a movie, you are not the protagonist, the entire world does not revolve around you.
>going on a 6.5 hour amtrak ride next weekend >do a google image search for amtrak because im autistic >nothing but derailed trains or otherwise destroyed trains >ive been on shorter amtrak trips before where people have an heroed by jumping infront of the train and getting run over so we were delayed
Pretty safe, really. Even in a derailment you're probably not going to get hurt. Amtrak seldom runs on dark territory so it's not like you'll go flying into a cut of cars because somebody forgot to line a switch back.
Hello I heard this board was bike general , I don't see any sticky or QTDDTOT so i'll ask my question here . I'd like to start biking to and from college for many reasons including health benefit , increased TDEE , joocy legs and saving money , I do a bit of weightlifting and run 8 Km 4 to five time a week at around 11 Kph . I never cycled once during the past 8 years and i'd like to know how long would it take for me to get conditioned to biking between 35-45 km two time a day in less than 2 hours , Five to six day of the weeks .
45k is around 27 miles, you are not going to ride nearly 50 miles a day any time soon. A steady commuting speed is around 15-6mph depending on hills. Do you really want to spend 4 hours a day riding a bike, nearly every day, and not being able to run or do anything else? You don't.
A lot of gottagofastfags on this board will say I'm wrong, but I'm not. If you want to do it, it will take you a few months to get there from scratch, but the real struggle will be later when you're burning out and getting injured.
I want high speed rail in America. Automobile traffic in areas like LA make me wish that they had built a decent enough rail system in Southern California. However after seeing a video like this in China or similarly in Tokyo, I'm curious to know what /n/ thinks the solution would be to overcrowded rail lines?
>>1018766 That wouldn't happen. LA is as big as Berlin and the metropolitan area is as populated as the Rhein-Ruhr area in Germany, and nothing like this occurs in either of those places. Asian cities are so densely populated and overcrowded that something like in your video can happen. But it would not occur in sprawling, car friendly, spaced out American cities.
If sending your child to inner city schools wasn't the equivalent of a blood sacrifice on the altar of diversity, cities would blossom
Privatized schooling revolution would bring tons of families into cities, increase home values, and encourage more urban development. As of now there are vast urban areas in American cities that are no-go zones for people above the poverty line. They would be amazing places to live and bike if things were different
If you are remotely coordinated/competent then it is trivially easy (and if you're 21 and male these things are pretty much a given) just borrow a bike and roll around around a patch of grass, you will pick it up in literally minutes.
"learning to ride a bike" is something 3 year olds, women and cripples do. Just get on a bike and ride.
Anyone else ride like an asshole from time to time? I usually only do it on a bikepath or in a park away from cages. But if I see a lycrafag I have to blow past him, I just can't stand seeing those insufferable office-worker weekender faggots riding around in their fancy fucking jerseys and cycling shoes. When I see them no matter what happens to me, I have to go faster than them, I just have to show them who is the better cyclist. I also hate mountain bikes. I'm a hateful person.
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Any night riders have spooky areas they avoid because it gives them the creeps at night? I've ridden this unlit section through a park hundreds of times, but everytime I do I get the creeps really bad and hate it. It's not just the fact that its dark, there are other dark and unlit sections of my ride that don't bother me at all.
>>1020751 When I ride after 6pm through the Turkish and Arab boroughs of Berlin. Not good. After I got harassed several times (often they sit in their cars), I started to come up with alternative routes that take longer but are safer.
>>1020751 My parents live a little way off the main street next to an area with a forest and a riverside park where there is a market once a month. The area is completely unlit so it can turn pitch black at night. There's only a small streetlight in front of the house. I have no trouble riding my bike through that area, as long as the light is working. But I usually walk the long way around on foot, and even then the last 50 meters usually give me the heebie jeebies.
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